Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Who will Replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?

After the mournful news of the death of accomplished supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, many people`s thoughts immediately shifted to who would be his replacement. The process was mired in controversy before it even began, with many republican candidates for the presidency arguing that Barack Obama shouldn't name a replacement and rather should leave it to the next president, however it falls upon Obama to choose a successor to Scalia, which must then in turn be approved by the Senate.

One of the names that is being circulated is Sri Srinivasan, a 48 year old born in India whose family emigrated to the united states in late 60s. He earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1989 before obtaining a J.D/M.B.A in 1995 at Stanford Law School. Has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court.

Another possible choice is Patricia Millett who is currently serving as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She is 52 and earned a degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.

Kamala Harris has served as the Attorney General for California since 2011 and has the experience necessary to serve on the supreme court. The New York times has been circulating her name as a possible replacement for Scalia.

Sheldon Whitehouse, a 60 year old Junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, has previously served as Attorney General for Rhode Island.

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